By Correne Martin
The world can seem like an unfriendly place at times. Still, a man from the Seneca area has a story that not only brightened his day but might also encourage others to pay it forward.
Rick Lakin was at the Prairie du Chien Public Library on April 7, working on the Internet and trying to post his bicycle for sale on Craigslist. He was talking to the kind librarian about his personal experiences as a 15-year throat cancer survivor and about how he’s now healthy, but having difficulty finding a job due to his health history.
“I was telling her how I was broke and want to get a job, but nobody will hire me because they don’t want me on their insurance,” said Lakin, who was a machine automation sales representative for 40 years.
As he was talking, a gentleman who had been reading the newspaper in the library came walking past, held out a 100 dollar bill and said, “You dropped this,” and kept on walking, out of the library.